There were many–too many–strange and confusing things that happened in this year’s MTV Video Music Awards.
There’s host Miley Cyrus’s costumes (glitters, flower sleeves, see-through dresses, eyes for bras), Nicky Minaj calling Miley a “bitch” while accepting here Best for Hip-Hop Video (MTV said this was not scripted), and Taylor Swift presenting the Video Vanguard/Lifetime Achievement Award to Kanye West (remember what happened in 2009?).
The Video Vanguard award for West was announced before the ceremony itself, so the world was already expecting that there will be some speech to be done.
In true Kanye fashion, the rapper/producer/husband of Kim Kardashian did a 12-minute acceptance speech (it was only supposed to be two minutes long) talking about some important things, one of which is that he will run in 2020 as president of the United States.
“And yes, as you probably could have guessed by this moment, I have decided in 2020 to run for president,” he declared.
Spin reported that MTV loved the speech so much that they are considering Kanye to host next year’s festivities. No announcement or confirmation has been made, though, so don’t get your hopes up. Especially now that baby North’s daddy will have to start doing some serious campaigning if he stays true to his word.
Kanye just needs to work on his image–ie. maybe stop rolling stuff.
“Y’all might be thinking right now, ‘I wonder: Did he smoke something before he came out here?’ The answer is yes, I rolled up a little something. I knocked the edge off. [long pause] I don’t know what’s gonna happen tonight. I don’t know what’s gonna happen tomorrow, bro. But all I can say to my artists, my fellow artists: Just worry how you feel at the time, man. Just worry about how you feel and don’t never—know what I’m saying? I’m confident. I believe in myself. We are millennials, bro,” he said.
Missed the speech? Here is the full transcript. Caveat: could get occasionally confusing.
See this year’s complete list of winners here.